Allama Iqbal International Airport

Allama Iqbal International Airport, (Urdu: علامہ اقبال بین الاقوامی ہوائی اڈہ‎) (IATA: LHE, ICAO: OPLA) is the second largest civil airport in Pakistan, serving Lahore, the capital of Punjab province as well a large portion of the travellers from the Punjab province. Originally known as Lahore International Airport, it was renamed after Allama Iqbal, one of the pioneers that led to the creation of Pakistan. The airport currently has three terminals: the Allama Iqbal terminal, the Hajj terminal and a cargo terminal. The airport is located about 15 km from the centre of the city. A total of 3,192,904 passengers travelled through Allama Iqbal International Airport in 2009 making it the second busiest airport in Pakistan.

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Lahore

Lahore (/ləˈhɔər/) (Punjabi: لہور, Urdu: لاہور‎) is the capital city of the province of Punjab, the second-largest metropolitan area in Pakistan and with a population of 10,052,000 people, it is the 15th-most-populous city in the world. It is an important historical centre in South Asia. With a rich history dating back over a millennium, Lahore is a main cultural centre of the Punjab region and Pakistan, and is the largest Punjabi city in the world. Lahore, ancient Lava Puri named after Lava - son of Rama, served as the regional capital of the empires of the Hindu Shahi kingdom in the 11th century, the Ghaznavids in the 12th century, the Ghurid State in the 12th and 13th centuries and the Mughal Empire in the 16th century. From 1802 to 1849, Lahore served as the capital city of the Sikh Empire. In the mid-19th and early 20th century, Lahore was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj. The traditional capital of Punjab for a millennium, Lahore was the cultural centre of the northern Indian subcontinent which extends from the eastern banks of the Indus River to New Delhi. Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, the mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jahan are some of the major tourist attractions in the city. Lahore is also home to many British colonial structures built in the Indo-Saracenic style, such as the General Post Office, Lahore Museum and many older universities and colleges. Lahore is referred to as the cultural heart of Pakistan, as it hosts most of the arts, cuisine, festivals, music, film-making, gardening and intelligentsia of the country. The city has always been a centre for publications where 80% of Pakistan's books are published, and it remains the foremost centre of literary, educational and cultural activity in Pakistan. It is also home to hundreds of temples, mosques, churches and shrines. The city is credited is home to some of Pakistan's leading universities including the Government College University, Forman Christian College and LUMS. Modern day Lahore consists of an old city, which is home to several world and national heritage sites, surrounded by larger suburban communities towards the southeast. The city has an important cultural influence over Pakistan including through the Sufi inspired Qawwali Music, status as home to Pakistan's film industry and a popular domestic and foreign tourist destination. More recently, the city is home to Pakistan's technology sector and is ranked as a Gamma+ world city. The total GDP of the city is estimated at $102 billion contributed by the presence of 9,000 industrial units.

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Direct flights from Lahore

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Dubai From $207 (Tax incl.)

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Kuwait From $142 (Tax incl.)

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Dammam From $233 (Tax incl.)

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Muscat From $238 (Tax incl.)

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Riyadh From $220 (Tax incl.)

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